This project has been years in the making, and sadly it is still not finished. I have to add one more door to the radio record cabinet. However, I’m off with an injury, so the cabinet will have to wait a few more weeks for it’s debut! But meanwhile, you can see the thought process of what it’s been through over the last 5+ years.
Tips for turning an old singer sewing machine base into a table for your sofa or hallway. Spray paint was used for the base and reclaimed wood was used for the table top. Lots of tips for you to DIY.
Today, I’m sharing a couple of pallet top side tables. I have this thing for tables, and have collected several metal table bases. Metal Side Tables One metal table base had a top that was not made for outdoors, another didn’t have a top when I got it. Pallet wood is perfect for this project…
Spray painting glassware is not only easy, but it’s fun to change up thrift store pieces on a whim!
How to turn a vintage ammo box into a coffee table. Step by step directions will show you how you can do this or something similar with a box you may have in storage. It doesn’t get any better than a vintage ammo box coffee table with storage AND a bottom shelf!
Old 90’s furniture gets a new look. A little TLC and paint, the set of bookcases are hardly recognizable. An easy bookcase makeover that will surprise you. Make your own chalk paint to make this not only easy, but very frugal!
Yes, I painted it. Free furniture is anything goes around here. Only family heirlooms get restored. This easy chest of drawers makeover may have you looking at your thrift store items differently. What have you painted lately?
This oh so easy brass table makeover is a project that may inspire you to pick up a can of spray paint today! Painting is the quickest way to upcycle thrift store items.
Things do not always go smoothly. Not even for me! I’ve been doing the junkin’ thing for many, many years. I’ve often said color can make or break a project. This is one of those cases. I almost gave up on this sweet repurposed garden bench. I’ll take you through the steps of how it went wrong before I finally got it right.
I have an easy craft project to share with you! How to decoupage a watering can using pretty floral napkins. This easy craft can be done in just a couple of hours. Do more than one to make a set. Great for displaying cut flowers indoors.
After seeing a picture of a small cabinet hanging on the wall in a magazine, I realized that it would be easy to recreate using a couple of repurposed drawers. I find my inspiration by looking at manufactured pieces and then ask myself what can I make that from?
Collecting glassware can be addictive! But, it’s a lot of fun and can be very rewarding when you have a lot of unique pieces to choose from when you make your repurposed glass totems. It really is a great way to upcycle all those glass vases you may already have on hand.
How to make an outdoor coffee table using a repurposed fire pit. Pallet boards were the perfect addition to this metal frame to make this bright and colorful coffee table/ottoman for my backyard.
I have a super collection of repurposed drawer projects for you. Many of them are so easy, you can be done in an hour or so. I find drawers are easily orphaned–drawers from kitchens, dressers and more! What kind of drawer do you have laying around?
Can you take another headboard project? How about a sweet toy box bench made from the end of a daybed? I have vowed to clear out my stash instead of dragging more stuff home. These beds have been around for 3 1/2 years. One down and one to go. So let me know if you have a suggestion for the other daybed piece.
You know I love any and all solar light ideas! Repurposed Floor Lamps as Solar Lights are so easy to do. Sometimes they last long enough that they get a makeover on a makeover! That’s what this month’s Thrift Store Decor project is about. I repainted the floor lamp base and the solar light to spruce up the backyard camper retreat.
It’s here! The second project from that over sized coffee table. I called the first one a Kid’s Bench with Storage, but I think this one would be perfect for a TV stand. Although they look the same, I actually supported the second project differently than the first one. I can’t wait to hear which one you like best!
Today’s easy project will have you looking around to see what you have to make it! I used an old lamp base and a wooden platter to make this pedestal platter project. Easy to spray paint and be done in record time!
How to turn a Jenny Lind Spool Bed into a bench using only your basic five power tools you may already have. Step by step instructions will show you that you really can make this bed bench. Bonus! See more five power tool projects from my blogger friends.
I picked up a brass vanity light at the ReStore in Nashville while visiting my grandson a few weeks ago. I got a great deal on it and decided to paint it and repurpose for the backyard camper retreat. I will be adding solar lights, but so far I’m not loving how it’s turning out.
This fun and frugal picture frame shadow box is a fairly easy DIY using drawer parts and thrift store items. Step by step instructions included. The shadow box has been featured in a couple of magazines.
So many planter ideas to inspire you for Spring and Summer planting! Are you ready for Spring and getting your flowers planted in fun and unique planters? Build your own, or find something around your home to repurpose into that perfect planter to use as a conversation piece.
I did it! I sawed another table in half! It’s been too long since I actually took a saw to a piece of furniture in order to transform it into a perfect new piece! This over sized coffee table has now become the perfect kid’s bench with storage. The best part? I have another half of the table to do something with down the road. I’m a happy camper!
I’ve done a lot of succulent planters, and a lot of repurposed chandeliers, but this is my first succulent planter repurposed chandelier! It’s the second Wednesday of the month, so this project is my contribution to the Thrift Store Decor Team challenge. Be sure to check out all the other great ideas at the…
While digging in the wood shed for my next project, I landed on this old sewing cabinet that would be perfect for a side table. The poor thing did need a little TLC. Old Sewing Cabinet into Side Table The base of the sewing cabinet doesn’t look too bad. But the top was a little…
How to make your own repurposed drawer jewelry organizer. I used an old drawer, but you could easily customize this project by making a box out of 1×4’s. This jewelry organizer can hang on the wall or rest on a dresser. The small white dishes are perfect for holding smaller items such as earrings or bracelets.
Today’s easy project is an antique sewing drawer set makeover. Using sewing machine drawers as a stand alone set is apparently quite popular. Who knew? With a little paint and some wipe-on poly, it hardly looks the same afterwards.
For this month’s DIY challenge “wall art” I made a wooden letter board. I recently bought a very inexpensive one, but decided I would prefer to make my own. Some of my steps are a little difficult for a beginner, but I’ll share tips so you can make your own. Bonus: check out the other wall art projects from my friends.
Do you ever have craft nights with the girls? It doesn’t happen much around here, but I recently got together with some friends to make mason jar luminaries. My friend Regina actually bought all the supplies to make this easy mason jar project as Christmas presents, but as life would have it, things got too…
How to make a repurposed drawer shadow box using a reclaimed drawer and a thrift store picture frame. Step by step directions and lots of tips to pull of this DIY!
Because it’s the second Wednesday of the month, I have a fun thrift store decor challenge project. Do you remember when I used the hydrangea napkins on a basket last year? I have plenty of napkins leftover, so I used them on a vintage sewing drawer. Be sure to check out all the other projects from my friends.
We’re back with another great edition of Talk of the Town! We so appreciate you sharing your DIY ideas and recipes with us each week. You all inspire us with your imagination and creativity.
I’m revisiting an old project with new photos and directions, adding what I would do differently if I were to build it today. I’ve learned a lot over the last 10 years! I’m sharing a repurposed door bookshelf from the archives.
I finally did it! I made a reclaimed wood heart for Valentine’s day. I’ve long admired others I’ve seen my blog friends make. This step by step tutorial will show you just how easy it is, and make you wonder why you’ve never made one. You still have time to make one for your home or someone you love!
I hope you’ve had a nice, productive week! We’re back with Talk of the Town #210! Enjoy the features and the new projects linked up. If you have something to share, please place it in the appropriate space, either DIY or Recipes. Thanks!
This bench made from a door is a perfect weekend project. You can have it built and painted in just a couple of days. I’m sharing some things that didn’t quite work for me as well as the easiest way ever to quickly paint this project!
Ohh, how easy this project is! How to use vintage drawer fronts as hook racks. Give new coat hooks a vintage look with spray paint and rub-n-buff! Don’t pass on free junky stuff! Repurpose it!
Welcome to Talk of the Town #209. We’re back with great DIY and Recipe features, something for everyone! Enjoy, and visit the features for more details.
It’s time for our Building Blogger Challenge. This month’s challenge — Let’s Get Organized! So many great projects shared helping you get organized in so many ways! Be sure to visit my friends to see their awesome projects, AFTER you check out my Farmhouse Floating Shelf for the T.V.
I saw a window project at Cracker Barrel and literally found the perfect window at a ReStore for a dollar two days later. The knobs were 50% off at the craft store. It makes a great wedding photo display hat rack.